Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd attorneys represent private and public employers in every facet of management-side employment law, including discrimination and harassment claims, wrongful-discharge, workforce reduction planning, immigration issues, and restrictive-covenant enforcement. Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd employment lawyers also work with clients on traditional labor matters, including union avoidance and decertification training, developing strike plans, stroke control and resolution, collective bargaining, and arbitration.
Chris Gantt-Sorenson focuses her legal practice on helping employers, providing advice and counsel on all employment law issues that arise as well as defending them in litigation brought against them by their employees. Her practice areas include ACA, FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Title VII, ERISA, and SC employment-related laws. She has represented employers during investigations and audits by the DOL, EEOC, SCHAC, SCDEW, as well as in state and federal courts. Chris also provides annual employment law training for her clients and is a well-known presenter on all issues employment law. She currently serves as president-elect of Pickens County SHRM. She also heads HSB’s Employment Law Team.
Andrea Heffernan Brisbin provides advice and litigation counsel to all types of public and private employers, including healthcare providers and higher education institutions. She is able to utilize her professional experience in the public and private sectors to provide services that cover a wide range of business, operations and regulatory issues, including employer obligations under the ACA, FLSA, FMLA and Title VII; employment & commercial contract review & negotiations; employment disputes, including employee discipline & termination; and litigation defending employers against claims under Title VII and other employment-related laws. Andrea began her career in government, working first as a civilian government contracts and employment litigator for the United States Department of the Navy and then as a Maryland Assistant Attorney General counseling health professional licensing boards. She has been in private practice in South Carolina for over 15 years and is a member of SHRM.
Perry MacLennan is an Associate in the Firm’s Charleston office. His practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, construction litigation and employment law. He works to help individuals and businesses with breach of contract and payment disputes. Perry recently argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court on the issue of the enforceability of an arbitration clause. He is active in the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division where he currently serves on the Member Service Project Team and the Labor and Employment Committee. Perry is also active in the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division serving on the ICivics Committee, Special Olympics Committee, and Professional Development Committee.
Denny Major is a litigator in the Firm’s Greenville office. Denny has devoted a significant portion of his practice to helping clients in the prosecution and defense of employment related disputes involving trade secrets, copyright, and contractual issues. He has used his litigation experience to advise employers in the areas of non-compete agreements and trade secrets outside of the litigation arena. Recently, Denny has also defended employers in Fair Labor Standards Act disputes. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment (PULSE), and serves as a board member for the Greenville Literacy Association.
Suyash S. Raiborde practices in the areas of corporate and business immigration law. Originally from Mumbai, India, he received a J.D. from Emory University and a B.A. in International Studies from North Greenville University. Located in the Greenville office, Suyash is a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greenville-Judson Community Center and a member of Professionals United for Leadership and Social Enrichment (PULSE). He is fluent in Hindi.
Garrett D. Steck has experience in managing cases and representing multinational corporations, small businesses, and individual clients before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, US Department of State, and the US Department of Labor. His practice facilitates the movement of key executives, management, and technical workers and their family members into the US by obtaining and maintaining temporary and permanent visas for specialty occupation workers, NAFTA professionals, intra-company transferees, investors/traders, nonagricultural workers, exchange visitors and for aliens possessing extraordinary ability. Mr. Steck also provides strategic consulting and advice concerning foreign workforce availability for new US start-up operations and the impacts to foreign workforce associated with mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and other downsizing efforts. Mr. Steck provides counseling and guidance with regard to E-Verify, I9, and SCIIRA employment verification compliance matters. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and frequent lecturer on employment-based immigration topics.